"White Sun of the Desert" (Beloye solntse pustyni).
It is the Soviet film, easterly "western". In the movie narrate about adventures of Red Army man Fyodor Sukhov. He rescues from gangster Abdullah its harem in days of civil war. One of the most known films in the history of the Soviet cinema. Many critics and spectators name this film as "cult movie". Phrases of heroes of a film have steadily entered into colloquial Russian.
Director: Vladimir Motyl
Authors of the scenario: Valentin Yezhov, Rustam Ibragimbekov, Mark Zakharov
In roles: Anatoly Kuznetsov, Pavel Luspekaev, Spartak Mishulin, Kakhi Kavsadze, Nikolay Godovikov
Director of photography: Edward Rozovsky
Composer: Isaak Schwarz
Movie studio: "Mosfilm"
December 9, 2013 Subject:
White Sun of the Desert
This is a worthy film indeed but how come it's here? Any legal information(the movie can hardly be in public domain in Russia unless it's some special case)? It was released on DVD
June 26, 2012 Subject:
White Sun of the Desert
Go to the site otisfiend mentions above. This movie is really good. Really, really good. I thought at first that the makers must have seen 'The Outlaw Josey Wales' but then I realized that it was made several years before that movie. Really, really good. Must now check out other Russian movies. Would give it six stars if possible.
June 24, 2012 Subject:
One Of The Best
I don't speak Russian and this version is not subtitled. I watched a few minutes of this version and was hooked. I found a site called, "Russian Video From Russia." That site offers a subtitled version on a feature called, "Movie For The Weekend." There are a handful of movies that I watch over and over. I have added this one to that list.
The movie is the story of a discharged Russian soldier, Sukhov who is trying to get home to his wife after being away for many years fighting in the Russian Revolution. He runs into a number of delays. One of the delays is his finding and rescuing Sayid buried up to his neck in the desert. Remember this film was released 16 years before Scott Glen rescued Kevin Kline the same way in Silverado. This film reminded me a lot of Clint Eastwood's, 1976 "The Outlaw Josie Wales." I would bet that Clint saw this movie.
I am not going to spoil the movie by revealing anymore details. Great musical score. Excellent tough guys. Snappy dialog. It is simply one of the best movies that I have seen. I wonder how many more Soviet gems are out there???
September 10, 2011 Subject:
Excellent eastern "western"
Another great find on the archive. If you like quality "western" style films, & not sentimental Hollywood drivel, then you've found a good one.
Only problem, for some, is that there are no subtitles included & it's in Russian. If you speak Russian you're set, it not you can easily find a subtitle track free online.
You can copy and paste that address, or do a Google search for the name of the movie (or any movie for that matter) & include .srt in the search (the subtitle file format).
Now to get it to work you should download the .avi (cinepack) file 687.4MB, find an appropriate .srt file from the posted link (downloaded in .zip format). After extracting the .srt file from the .zip file put the two files in a new folder. Now rename both files so they both have exactly the same names, like Whitesunofthedesert.avi & Whitesunofthedesert.srt
Now open VLC player, drag the new folder containing both files, the .avi & .srt, (& only those two files) onto the open VLC player & it will play the movie with subtitles.
If for some reason it doesn't work you can choose in VLC, media/advanced open file/ select the .avi, then check the "use subtitle track" box & select your .srt file, and play.
Finally, if the subtitles are slightly off time with the film you can go to tools/track synchronization/advance of subtitles over video. You can use a positive or negative value depending on if the subtitles come in early or late.
That's it, your crash course in using subtitle tracks. I over explained everything so you shouldn't have any surprises. I'm assuming you already have VLC installed & a program for extracting .zip files (WinRAR is a good one & free online).